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Sixteen cadets were recognized by the Dean of the Faculty at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., for academic prowess during the fall 2013 semester at the Dean’s Aces Dinner Jan. 28. Cadet 2nd Class Andrew Chaves of Las Vegas was one of those honored. Chaves also earned Mountain West Scholar Athlete of the year as a member of the Air Force Academy baseball team. He is a 2011 graduate of Basic High School, where he was co-valedictorian and lettered in football and baseball. He is the son of Frank and Yvonne Chaves of Las Vegas.

Air Force Airman Caleb B. Hegie graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Hegie is the son of Lu Hegie of Henderson and is a 2007 graduate of Rancho High School.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Bryan C. Browne graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Browne earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Lori Browne of Henderson.

Air Force Airman Romer G. Pinili graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Pinili is the son of Rodelo Pinili of Henderson and is a 2008 graduate of Spring Valley High School.

Air Force Airman Christopher B. Bailey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Bailey is the son of Cynthia Bailey of Henderson and is a 2012 graduate of Nevada State High School.

Air Force Airman Alex M. Jensen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Jensen is the son of Karen and Jeff Jensen of Las Vegas and is a 2012 graduate of Cimarron-Memorial High School.

The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, honored the following students with Gold Stars for outstanding academic achievement during the 2013-14 fall semester: Cory Andrew Yslas of Henderson and Angelica Lynn McNerny, Dillon Ross Berkabile, Marvin Leo Latigar Pagayonan and John Charles Pauli, all of Las Vegas.

Matthew Cottam and Taylor Erling of Las Vegas were named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Krislyn Rose Campos of North Las Vegas is one of 2,976 Eastern Kentucky University students who was named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List at the school in Richmond, Ky.

Andreis Castronova of Henderson was named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Zochitl V. Medrano graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Medrano is the daughter of Rosa Medrano and granddaughter of Juana Figueroa, both of North Las Vegas. She is a 2009 graduate of Desert Pines High School.

Air Force Airman Colin T. Jamero graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Jamero is the son of Justin Jamero and Stacey Wolfgang of Las Vegas and is a 2013 graduate of Silverado High School.

Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles has announced several area students have been named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List: Inyene Akpan, Jorgina Arballo, Nicole Goss, Allison Hauser, Lauren Hollifield, Kelly McCart, Megan Ralphs, D’Ana Smith, John Sullivan, Jordan Turner, Sasha Vancura and Alyssa Venezia, all of Las Vegas; and Taleen Atamian, Scott Bosely, Emily Dean, Cristina Medina and Gabriel Siniscal, all of Henderson.

Air Force Airman Alexus A. Gardner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Gardner is the daughter of Anthony and Renee Gardner of Las Vegas and is a 2013 graduate of College of Southern Nevada High School.

Air Force Airman Karrie M. Higley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Higley is the granddaughter of Jeri Higley of Henderson.

Mohawk Valley Community College, in Utica, N.Y., has announced that Laura Lomaglio of Las Vegas has completed the fall 2013 semester with academic excellence and qualified for the President’s List.

Local students have been named to the 2013 fall Dean’s List at University of Delaware in Newark, Del.: Emma Doney and Julia Eppes of Las Vegas and Matthew Fischer of Henderson.

Ameena Ahmed of Henderson is among the 232 high-achieving students from Whittier College in Whittier, Calif., who made the fall 2013 Dean’s List.

About 3,250 students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., were named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List. Local students included Rachel De Vera and Christopher Waitkus of Henderson; and Nobah Lee, Cullen Luong, Thomas Manzini, Lauren Ruskauff, Sean Truong and Nickolas Ziter, all of Las Vegas.

Air Force Airman Austin J. Carlman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Carlman is the son of Tim Carlman and Pamela Mann of Las Vegas and is a 2013 graduate of Shadow Ridge High School.

Air Force Airman William F. Fiasco graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Fiasco is the son of Gloria Fiasco of North Las Vegas and is a 2012 graduate of Cheyenne High School.

Coleman Keith of Henderson, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, in Madison, N.J., has been named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List.

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